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There are 20 of the nation’s top 2022 high school quarterbacks competing for just 11 spots at the Elite 11 Finals in California, which makes every competition or exercise that they do that more important.

The Elite 11 is winding down as Saturday is the final day of workouts. Texas commit Maalik Murphy is doing everything he can to ensure that his name is on that final list. The rankings have seen his name rise and fall, as he came in at No. 5 prior to the Pro Day session.

After the Pro Day workout, which Murphy did not score high enough to be in the top 11, the day three rankings were released and Murphy fell three spots to No. 8. The official Elite 11 rankings were based off how the coaching staff had evaluated two categories.

The coaches were basing 50% of their newest ranking off of junior season film and performance, which is something that likely hurt Murphy as he only played in six games due to a COVID-19 shortened season. The other 50% was based off the coaches camp evaluations and the physical traits of the player.

Murphy is competing at a high level and showing why he was once deemed a five-star quarterback. He’s looking to establish himself as the best quarterback in the class.

Murphy had a great outing in the Mega-Target Challenge, which saw him with a top five finish.

The California native displayed accuracy and stamina, as the gauntlet is timed, which forces the quarterbacks to really focus and fight off fatigue. He also showed off his huge arm during the 7-on-7 portion, which is extremely important to see.

The defensive competition he is facing during the 7-on-7 is likely the best competition Murphy has ever faced. Showcasing that he is still able to make big plays against great players is a promising sign. It very well could help in boosting his final ranking when those are released.

Let’s take a look at some of his best throws from the 7-on-7.

Maalik Murphy deep bomb to four-star Jayden Gibson for a touchdown

Murphy blowing the top off the defense again

Murphy showing his improved accuracy hitting an open receiver in the flat for a touchdown

Murphy flashing his cannon